How many files can I store in my Dropbox account?

Updated Nov 02, 2023

The number of files you can store in your Dropbox account is limited by the amount of storage space in your Dropbox account. If you run out of space in your personal account, consider upgrading to Dropbox Plus or Professional.

While you can store as many files in Dropbox as you have storage space for, you may not be able to store all of those files on your computer. The number of files you can store on your computer is limited by its hard drive space. If you’re low on hard drive space on your computer, try using selective sync or setting your Dropbox files and folders to online-only.

Number of files and desktop app performance

The performance of the Dropbox desktop app can decline if you have more than 300,000 files synced to your computer. This is a soft limit and depends highly on the hardware specifications of the computer running the app. Some customers can sync more files without issue.

If you have a lot of files stored in Dropbox and you'd like to improve the performance of your computer, you can use selective sync to select only certain files to sync to your computer. You can still access all of your files from or other devices linked to your account.

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Note: This limit is related to the number of files, not to their size. Dropbox accounts with a large number of files may take longer to sync. A delay in syncing or a prolonged sync isn't necessarily a sign of a problem. Adjusting your bandwidth settings may increase your sync speed.

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